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Jonas Salk: Creator of the Polio Vaccine (Great Minds of Science)

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This series chronicles the lives and important contributions of great scientists from around the world. Each title includes several hands-on activities that give young people a deeper understanding of the scientist's work. Excellent for book reports, these books fill the need for over-100 page biographies of strong role models in the field of science. Each book includes chapter notes, a glossary, a further reading list, Internet addresses, a chronology, maps, and an index.<P>Jonas Salk's contributions to medicine mark him as one of the most prominent scientists of his time. Although he earned great fame for his creation of the first polio vaccine, he never let his celebrity distract him from his medical research, which remained the foremost priority throughout his life. In addition to his development of vaccines against polio and influenza, he also turned his attention to developing vaccines for cancer and AIDS prevention in his later years. For his dedication to research and his contributions toour understanding of viruses, Jonas Salk is considered one of the great minds of science.
Product Details

Author: Salvatore Tocci

Language: English


Binding: Library Binding

Publisher: Enslow Pub Inc

Release Date: 2003-01-01

Pages: 128

ISBN: 0766020975

ISBN13: 9780766020979